Last week, we saw what happened when Rick Perry tried to think on his feet during one of the debates. It was 53 seconds of embarrassing video that put a serious crimp into his campaign. This week, it’s Herman Cain shooting himself in the foot. In an embarrassing five-minute segment of an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cain was asked a very simple question about Libya and whether he supported or opposed Barack Obama’s policy on Libya. (See video below.) I think anybody reading this could easily have explained a coherent position on the subject. Cain could not — and spent five minutes trying to avoid saying, “I have no idea what you’re really talking about.”
I can’t figure out why anyone would have supported Cain anyway, but if you can watch his complete ignorance here and still support him, why?
UPDATE: A friend just pointed me to a similarly bizarre Cain performance when he was asked about his views on abortion.